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Record Group Number: 000360
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Creator: Florida. Dept. of Commerce.
Title, Dates: Department of Commerce record group.
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Biographical/Historical Note:     The Department of Commerce was created in 1969 (Ch. 69-106, Laws), merging the Florida Development Commission, the Florida Industrial Commission, the State Apprenticeship Council, and the Florida Nuclear and Space Commission.  From 1969 to 1972, the Lieutenant Governor served as the Secretary of Commerce.  The Department promoted the development of the state in the areas of industry, trade, and tourism.
    In 1996 (Ch. 96-320), the Department of Commerce was abolished. Some of its functions were transferred to the new Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development in the Governor's Office.  Other functions were privatized under the new Florida Tourism Industry Marketing Corp. which the law directed the Florida Commission on Tourism to create.
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